City of London, London
£21.90 - £23.00 per hour
3 months ago
Our client is seeking a Send Caseworker on an initial 9 month contract with the possibility of an extension.
18 Hours per week
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Duties and Responsibilities:
- To take lead responsibility/be a single point of contact for a portfolio of young people with SEND, in terms of support for the young person and family, schools, colleges, professionals and other Local Authorities as appropriate.
- To co produce the EHCP in transfer meetings at year 9/11 and in years 12-14 as appropriate, with young people and their current setting, and produce the EHCP
- To manage the post 16 phase transfer of young people with EHCPs (within the portfolio) and within the appropriate time scales, overseeing the arrangements for the transfer of information within and between schools and colleges for young people with EHCPs, consulting with other professionals as appropriate
- To attend annual reviews, transfer meetings (SEN statement to EHCP) and transition reviews, as required by the agreed procedure, and ensure annual reviews are responded to within statutory timescales for EHCPs and that EHCPs are amended within statutory timescales
- To attend, where applicable, multi-professional meetings (such as Team Around the Child (TAC) meetings) concerning children and young people within the portfolio of cases and to Chair these meetings as required.
- To manage the placement of pupils (within the portfolio) with EHCPs
- To monitor and maintain the records for a portfolio of young people with SEND, and compile statistics
- To participate in activities which are appropriate to the role and to meet statutory and departmental requirements.
Skills and Experience:
- JNC recognised (Level 4 or above) in Youth and Community Work qualification or Teaching, Social Work, Careers Guidance, or equivalent or substantial experience of working as SEN caseworker
- Knowledge of working with children and young people with SEND through informal processes and group work skills as a Personal Advisor/youth worker/key worker/teacher/careers advisor/counsellor/SEND Caseworker/EHCP Co-ordinate
- Knowledge of the SEND code of practice and procedures, and the London Child Protection Procedures
- The post holder will be expected to have a substantial experience in working with children/and or young people with SEND
- Experience of liaising with different groups/agencies in the wider community
- Identify, establish and maintain appropriate liaison and contacts with other agencies, schools, colleges and other education settings.
- The ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, particularly in relation to report writing
- Work under pressure and prioritise workload where service demands may conflict, including managing a caseload, record keeping and compiling statistics.
- Ability to develop an understanding and build positive relationships with children and parents /carers
- Use assessment tools in order to identify need or evaluate progress by client group.
A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required.
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